Apple has grown tremendously in the last decade and the main credit for this goes to iOS and the iPhone in particular, that has given Apple the power of almost a billion iOS users. But as usual, with great power comes great responsibility and more importantly, with great power comes an even greater number of issues for the company to solve. Apple in the last year or so has been criticized severely for the increasing number of bugs and crashes and the criticisms are highly justified. But Apple as we know has never been one to sit on their back sides and let the tide retreat on its own and this time is no different. Apple though has not acknowledged these issues publicly, so far, appears to be taking the first few (baby?) steps in the right direction.
With more features and added complexity to the operating system, iOS nowadays hasn't been falling short in features compared to Android, but has been struggling with quality control issues. Bugs are a real trouble as they do not show up in the majority of the use cases majority of the times and thats what makes then really difficult to catch and solve. The one proven way to handle these bugs is to increase the number of people testing the beta releases and with only tens of thousands of employees (compared to a billion iOS end users), Apple was lacking test subjects for debugging its iOS so far. So not for the first time (Apple did the same with its Mac OS recently), Apple is supposedly going to expand its beta testers by opening its iOS releases to the public before a mass deployment to the end users, according to 9to5mac.
This is indeed a very good first step from Apple to make its iOS a less buggier OS, but as always as end users, be careful not to install these beta softwares on your primary devices and have in mind, the fact that these beta releases are supposed to be extremely buggy in most cases.